We specialize in rare illustrated books of art-historical interest, from sixteenth-century architectural treatises and baroque festivities books, through classic livres d'artistes of Manet, Picasso and Matisse, and all aspects of the modern avant-garde, from dada and surrealism, futurism, and constructivism, to pop, fluxus, conceptualism, and contemporary artists books, as well as in collection development for academic libraries and private collectors.
Ars Libri maintains the largest stock in America of rare and out-of-print books on art. Founded in 1976, it has an international reputation as a source for scholars, collectors, artists, and everyone else with an interest in the visual arts.
Ars Libri covers all periods and all fields of art history, from antiquity to the present, including architecture, archaeology, photography, and the decorative arts.
Our store in Boston is open without appointment, six days a week, and features changing displays of rare books, manuscripts, master drawings, modern prints, and other works of art.